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Agilent Technologies
July 5, 2011



Just like that June is over and we’re into July, I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend! In this issue I’d like to focus on Mass Spectrometry for a few reasons: A) Lab Manager Magazine is conducting a survey for editorial purposes on Mass Spec and needs your input, click here to take the survey B) There are a few Mass Spec questions on LabWrench with no responses, click here to share your mass spec expertise and C) Agilent Technologies world-wide leader in mass spec and our recent sponsor would like you to become a ‘registered user’ of their site, you can do so by clicking here. Have a great week everyone!

 Featured News

Agilent Technologies Introduces Sub-Two Micron Reversed-Phase UHPLC Column, Enabling Fast Higher-Order Protein Characterization
Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced the ZORBAX RRHD 300SB-C18 1.8 micron column for UHPLC systems. It is a silica reversed-phase column that can be used for higher-order reversed-phase characterization of intact proteins and protein digests.
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GIFA Highlight Spectrolab: High-End Spectrometer With Hybrid Optic Offers Highest Precision In Metal Analysis
Analytical Instruments unveiled the updated version of its SPECTROLAB metal analyzer at the GIFA foundry trade show (Dusseldorf, Germany, June 28-July 2, 2011). The latest version of the versatile metal analyzer incorporates a number of improvements, and, in several instances, achieves better detection limits than its predecessor version, e.g. trace analysis of pure copper and aluminum.
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NEW Biohit eLINE Pipette
Biohit Inc. has introduced a NEW eLINE Pipette with a range from 0.1 µl to 5 µl and Super Pipetting feature.
Click here for more details.

Stuart® Shakes Up Microtitre Plate Incubation
Stuart® announces the SI505, a combined incubator shaker specially designed to reduce sample evaporation and provide fast, optimised mixing of very small sample volumes in microtitre plates and microfuge tubes.
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 Featured Products

6500 Series Accurate-Mass Quadrupole Time-of-Flight (Q-TOF) LC/MS
The new Agilent 6500 iFunnel Q-TOF LC/MS provides superior sensitivity and data quality for profiling, identifying, characterizing, and quantifying compounds of interest with confidence.

“Ion Funnel technology could possibly be the most significant MS development since the introduction of the API.” - Dr. Richard Smith, Battelle Fellow and Chief Scientist, PNNL

Click here for more info on the 6500 Series or click here to request a quote.

HP 5972 GC/MSD System Available from GenTech Scientific
This HP 5972 GC/MSD system comes fully Refurbished & Tested at GenTech Scientific by one of their expert Technicians!

Request a Quote from GenTech

 Featured Questions and Discussions

It’s easy to ask a question on LabWrench, visit the homepage and use the ‘Ask a Question’ function to get started.

Broken Glass Window in Wall
The window in the Beckman Coulter DU-800 is broken, the dimensions are 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm x 1.67 mm thick and can be fixed upon receiving a replacement part does anyone have something?
Click here to respond to the broken window request.

Cannot Create Good Calibration Curve for Lead
When i aspirate, 2,4,5,6 ppm of lead to the instrument the peak doesn't create good, in cookbook its wrote that for ppm must have 0.2Absorbance, but it never get that no., and it about 0.15-0.16absorbance.
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UV/Vis TNT Method Development
The problem was - in method development of rapid-use TNT vials, when a wavelength scan reveals a different wavelength that shows much more sensitive absorbance, than is automatically selected by the TNT vials. Doing a little bit of method development, I found a wavelength with more selectivity than the one that was chosen and programmed for HR SO4 (~150-900 ppm). I did find a way around this, but I would like to hear from other chemists/Hach development scientists.
Click here if you can provide feedback.

Turbo Pump Issues
After a power outage, my vacuum on turbo pumps 1 stays in accelerating mode and never goes to ready. How do I diagnose and repair the fault?
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